Never Miss A Domain Renewal Again: Introducing WP Remote’s Domain Monitoring

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Domain renewals are another line item in a long list of things to remember. Especially if you have purchased domains for longer terms—think three- and five-year licenses—it is all too easy to forget to renew them in time. 

There are a multitude of ways that registrars and domain owners try to stay on top of renewals: manually through calendar reminders, periodic manual checks, or reliance solely on registrar notifications. However, as straightforward as they may seem, one skipped notification and the whole system collapses like a house of cards. 

The result? Your site goes offline.  Email services are disrupted. And finally, there is a loss of revenue and credibility.

An automated solution to a common problem

To intelligently combat these challenges, WP Remote has introduced Domain Monitoring, automating the entire process of checking domain status. It is a pivotal addition to our Advanced Monitoring suite which already includes Uptime and Visual Monitoring.

Automated domain health checks

WP Remote will automatically check domain status every week. If you need to know the status immediately, perhaps while checking something else about your site, you don’t even need to leave the WP Remote dashboard. Refresh the status manually.

Proactive alerts and detailed insights

WP Remote will send you timely email alerts when your domain is nearing expiration or has already expired. 

The dashboard also provides exhaustive details about your domain, including the exact date it needs renewal (Expiry), the current status of the domain ranging from ‘Active’ to ‘Expired’ (Domain Status), and which services are managing your domain and routing your traffic (Registrar and Name Server Info).

Here are the Domain Status values:

  • Active: This indicates that the domain registration is current, valid, and in good standing. It also means that the domain is fully operational and available for use by the registrant, and is actively resolving to its associated website or services.
  • Inactive: This suggests that the domain registration is no longer operational or in use. It may have expired, been suspended by the registrar or registry, or placed on hold for legal or administrative reasons. The domain is not resolving to any website or services.
  • Pending Renewal/Expiration: This indicates that the domain registration is nearing its expiration date, and you must renew it to maintain ownership. If not renewed before the expiration date, the domain may enter a grace period or become available for registration by others.
  • Pending Transfer: This indicates that the domain registration is in the process of being transferred from one registrar to another. During this period, certain domain management actions, such as updates or changes to the domain’s registration details, may be restricted.
  • Client Transfer Prohibited: This indicates that the domain registration is locked to prevent unauthorized transfers to another registrar. It may be applied at the request of the domain owner to enhance security and prevent domain hijacking.
  • Client Delete Prohibited: Similar to Client Transfer Prohibited, this indicates that the domain registration is locked to prevent deletion. It may be applied to protect against accidental or unauthorized deletion of the domain by the registrar or domain owner.
  • Registry Lock: This indicates that the domain registration has an additional level of protection provided by the domain registry. It is typically used for high-value domains to prevent unauthorized changes, transfers, or deletions.

Strategic domain management

Visual indicators on the dashboard categorize the health of your domain with states like ‘HEALTHY’, ‘CRITICAL’, or ‘EXPIRED’, providing a clear and immediate understanding of the attention your domain requires. Furthermore, every monitoring action is logged with a timestamp, creating a historical record that offers a transparent review of your domain’s status over time.

Here are the State values:

  • HEALTHY: Assigned when the time until domain expiry is more than 30 days.
  • ATTENTION: Assigned when the time until domain expiry is more than 7 days but less than or equal to 30 days.
  • URGENT: Assigned when the time until domain expiry is more than 3 days but less than or equal to 7 days.
  • CRITICAL: Assigned when the time until domain expiry is more than 2 days but less than or equal to 3 days.
  • IMMEDIATE_ACTION: Assigned when the time until domain expiry is more than 1 day but less than or equal to 2 days.
  • EXPIRING_TOMORROW: Assigned when the time until domain expiry is more than 1 second but less than or equal to 1 day.
  • EXPIRED: Assigned when the domain has already expired.
  • UNKNOWN: Assigned when there was an error fetching the latest details. It also specifies the next check time for reference.
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Ease of use 

Fully integrated into WP Remote as part of the Advanced Monitoring toolkit, Domain Monitoring works seamlessly with your existing setup. It’s been rolled out to all users at no additional cost, underscoring WP Remote’s commitment to empowering users with superior tools without the hefty price tag.

Domain monitoring is yet another aspect of site maintenance made simple and seamless, existing in the same dashboard as your other critical site maintenance tasks. Automating simple but critical site maintenance tasks is key to freeing up your bandwidth to focus on important tasks only you can do.

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